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For an "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer spoke with Curtis Morgan, president and CEO of Vistra Energy (VST) , a utility stock that's just off its 52-week high.
Morgan said thanks to their acquisition of Dynegy, Vistra will be generating significant cash flows that give his company a lot of flexibility to both service their debt and increase their dividend in the future.
Vistra is still a growth company, he added, with 50% of their earnings stemming from Texas, a market where they see 2% annual growth.
When asked about the future for coal, Morgan said that coal is "on it's way out" for power generation, especially as renewables and battery technology become more cost-effective. Coal will remain important for at least the next 10 to 15 years, he said, but not for the long term.
Batteries have become an interesting technology, Morgan added, as it allows the fluctuating nature of renewables to be stabilized so that the grid and the plants that power the grid can be run more efficiently.
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